AnonD-650583, 25 Jul 2017YES. But...
Be prepared for image retention. Many user report this issue. Happened to my G5... morethanks dude for the "in depth" personal review. G5 is a 2016 suppose to be flagship,right? anyways,im thinking of picking this one up. specs wise,pretty decent.
plus the camera,which i watched videos of it. seems a great snapper. maybe a spigen case will do the trick for protection,right? from $300 to $265 to $200, a good buy. those price changes is just within 3 months as of july.
the issue that bothers me are: screen bleed, gap between the removable battery and body.
but anyways,for a price of $200 on a "2016 suppose to be" flagship phone,not bad at all.
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2017Who else prefer back dual camera setup and speaker design??? Also top of the screen is pretty ... moreI do. I love my silver G5. Underrated at everything including its design.
My G5 did start to have ghosting within three months of having it though. All I did is just use a plain black wallpaper. My lockscreen is plain black but says Android on it. On my Textra app, all black with red accents. On my Nova Launcher settings, I use white background and not night mode. I also used to see it on my La Musique app but just changed it to Pi Music Player with black theme. Mine has a work around. As long as it isn't a gray background or anything lighter than black.
I still LOVE both my G5 and V20. I think my V20 is the best phone because it is feature packed and has a better screen, video recorder, and longer battery life but G5 is my personal favorite and is louder, smaller, and has a smoother UI. I just bought a pair of $41 128gb microSD cards just to future proof them both. Still have 39gb left not including the internal storage (G5 has 14gb left, V20 has 40gb left). No more worries of storage anxiety for years and years unlike iPhones.
Mandatory requirements -
3.5mm headphone jack
G5 and V20 will be the last flagships of their kind to have them all. I now use my Pixel less than my G5 even if it carries my Verizon sim because only no microSD slot, sealed battery, and camera is still great but overrated in my eyes. The worst of the Top 4 and I just prefer typing on my G5 more at 5.3". It also lacks IR blaster which I use everyday.
V20 is the best phone LG ever made. The last of its kind for future proofing. G5 is my favorite phone ever made. The V20-mini or what the Galaxy S is to the Note series.
Both great phones. Like having Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan on the same team. No glaring flaws that annoys me like an S7 edge or iPhone would.
Who else prefer back dual camera setup and speaker design??? Also top of the screen is pretty nice, i cant get why its so biased over web?? Its weird lol. Design is decent and unique on this.
Hey all, is it possible to get over 4 hours of sot on Nougat?? My best sot after faxtory reset is only about 3:50 hoursll.
My g5 fell into 3 feet deep water for like 2 minutes. But nothing happened. Life is good 😀
24, 20 Jul 2017still worth buying today? how the nougat update here in the california? thanksYES. But...
Be prepared for image retention. Many user report this issue. Happened to my G5 after about 8 months. Solved with an app called Blue Light Filter.
I also have issues with lightbleed at edges. Can see when using fullscreen videos along black borders. Used to it now but still sucks no fix unless I replace screen.
Had to change power button and bottom piece after it got soaked with beer. So don't pour beer on your
G5 and should be fine. Or get a lifeproof case :D
I don't have issue with GPS or Bluetooth but some users report problems.
And I'm still on marshmallow. Too many reports of problems on Nougat. I still get 4hrs screen time, 15hrs use from original battery and 4.5-5hrs and 18hrs use on second battery. 50% bright ness.
It has a curved screen at top so tempered screen protectors don't fully protect. The ones that do curve aren't sticky at the top so dust gets in. I dont use protector anymore and I dont have any scratches.
Its a slippery phone and I've dropped it so on sides I have some scuffs. But its pretty tough.
Headphones don't sound as good as G6 or V20 but speaker is loud.
But I still love my G5 and didn't upgrade to G6 because:
-Battery life is same and can change anytime. In the last 6months I've only ever been connected to a charger a few times. And when battery degrades I just get a new one.
-G5 has same size storage, led notifier, IR blaster, and better selfie cam.
-Not enough for me to upgrade. Yes, G6 better with water resistant, screen size vs body size, wireless charging, wide angle better and its prettier. But after using my friends for a bit, I don't think it was worth spending on the next model. Don't get me wrong, G6 is a great phone but the G5 is still fast enough for me. I'd rather wait for the bigger OLED LG V30 or th LG made Pixel2 (with front facing speaker?)
Hello LG G5 users. I know some of your handsets is plagued with Image retention issue. There is a software solution to metigate the problem. Use a software called 'Screen Filter' from Haxor industry. Set the screen brightness to 88%. For most part your screen quality isn't altered and the retention problem is metigated. I used this software workaround for quite some time and it worked out well. Hope this helps!
To permanently solve the issue ask for screen replacement. I did it and since then no image retention issue!
renzkie, 24 Jul 2017is the LG G5 is a flagship phone? anybody can answer my question please thank you.Yes it is..
Tank, 24 Jul 2017Hey Sachin, i already did this and it always says I am using the latest OS version which is Ma... moreThat is really strange. Did you contact LG Deutschland regarding the issue? They are really good in terms of customer service.
is the LG G5 is a flagship phone? anybody can answer my question please thank you.
Sachin, 23 Jul 2017Hello Tank, I got Android 7.0 update more than 6 months ago. After which I got 2 more secur... moreHey Sachin, i already did this and it always says I am using the latest OS version which is Marshmallow.
Nafizzz, 23 Jul 2017Is it good enough to purchase it in mid end 2017?With a good deal you get a lot of phone for relatively little money it's still a good phone despite being over a year old.
just wait for LG Q8 if that's the case
Tank, 23 Jul 2017Hey Guys
Am still waiting for Nougat update in Germany for the unlocked titan model. Has an... moreHello Tank,
I got Android 7.0 update more than 6 months ago. After which I got 2 more security patches too. I live in Germany. Download LG Bridge application to your PC and update manually. I hope it helps.
Am still waiting for Nougat update in Germany for the unlocked titan model. Has anyone received the update? Thanks
Is it good enough to purchase it in mid end 2017?
i am trying to find any service outlet in any country to see why taking fotos of orange always come out yellow ? bright orange is bright yellow. I tried many cams..
Anyone might know of an internal gama adjustment or a LG support office. I've tried all on facebook from europe to Asia. USA LG told me that only in USA do they offer support.
Rocker, 20 Jul 2017I have an lg g5 just got it june 13th. Have had a otterbox case on it from the start and just ... moreMy back camera screen shattered. I took the peice off j out box tape over it & bought a new peice off ebay. I didnt drop mine either so I dont know how it happened!
AnonD-682175, 04 Jul 2017I have same problem.... So if we can updata softwer it become ok?? no, it was not ok. They changed the main board of the phone and now is working.
still worth buying today? how the nougat update here in the california? thanks